PRESSED FROM EXPLODED WOOD
Masonite Presdwoods are scientifically manufactured boards made
entirely of exploded wood fibre — a process discovered by the late
W. H. JNIason, after whom the j)roduct is named. They possess many
of the better characteristics of wood but are without grain weakness
and other defects found in wood.
In the production of these scientific wood products, clean wood chips
are exploded into fibre under high pressure steam. The explosion
process produces fine woody fibres of varying lengths coated with
lignin, which is the natural binding agent of the wood. The exploding
process is purely a physical separation of the woody fibres, and no
chemicals are used in the process.
The fibres are refined, felted, and in flatbed heated hydraulic presses
are pressed into board form. Pressure is applied hydraulically until
the required degree of density is obtained; the heat of the platens in
the presses drives off all the moisture. It is possible, therefore to make
Masonite Presdwoods in various degrees of density and thickness.
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156 Questions and Answers . . . also hints, tips and
information about MASONITE Brand Products
1. Question, "What are the principal
Masonite Brand Products?
Answer^ Tempered Presdwood, Black
Tempered Presdwood, Presdwood
Temprtile, Tempered Flooring, Con-
crete Form Presdwood, Untempered
2. Question, Are Masonite Presd-
woods more fire-resistant than lum-
Answer. Yes, because Piesdwoods
have a much slower combustion rate
than wood, due to its density and to
the removal of the pine oil, turpentine
and other inflammable materials usual-
\y found in wood.
3. Question, Can ordinary wood-
working tools be used on Presd-
Answer. Yes! As Presdwoods are pro-
duced from wood, they can be cut and
worked with all woodworking tools.
Special tools for bevelling, grooving
and fluting have been developed. (See
Questions No. 44 and 63) .
4. Question, Can Presdwood be bent?
Answer, Masonite Presdwood is more
flexible than lumber and may be easily
bent or curved in one direction. (See
Questions No. 110 to 118 for Method
of Bending) .
5. Question, Are Masonite Presd-
woods more resistant to moisture
Answer, Yes, particularly Masonite
Tempered Presdwood which, under
test, shows no surface absorption what-
soever when totally immersed in water
for two hours.
6. Question. Can Tempered Presd-
wood be used for exterior purposes
and exposed to the weather?
Answer, Yes, JMasonite Tempered
Presdwood is recommended for this pur-
pose. Special application and finishing
instructions should be read in this con-
nection. (See Questions No. 6^ to 84).
7. Question, What is the chief dif-
ference between Tempered Presd-
wood and Untempered Presdwood?
Answer, Masonite Tempered Presd-
wood is made by subjecting Untem-
pered Presdwood to a treatment with
special oil, later baking at high temper-
atures and rehumidifying. This treat-
ment is applied to Tempered Presd-
woods of all thicknesses. It improves
the board in strength, toughness and
resistance to moisture absorption.
8. Question, What is the difference
between Masonite Tempered Presd-
wood and Black Tempered Presd-
Answer, Black Tempered Presdwood
has the surface fibres stained black
during the process of manufacture,
making it ideal where no other surface
finish is required — such as drain boards,
counter and table tops, etc.
9. Question, What is the chief dif-
ference hetween Tempered Presd-
wood and Temprtile?
Answer, Temprtile is Tempered Presd-
wood with score lines pressed into the
surface during the process of manufac-
ture, to produce the effect of 4" x 4"
10. Question, What advantages has
Tempered Presdwood over other
(1) No laminations.
(2) Equal strength in all directions.
(3) Will not split, chip, crack or check.
(4) Cuts with cleaner edges.
(5) More pliable.
(6) Better surface for finishing.
(7) More resistant to moisture.
(8) Can be nailed closer to edge.
YOU CAN PLAN ANY FINISH FOR
There's no limit to the surface effects you can get with
the Masonite Presdwoods. Their natural rich brown sur-
face is super-smooth, uniform in color, hard and dense.
There is no grain to raise or mar the finish, no tendency
to crock or splinter or chip. You'll find far more latitude
in product design when you plan with the versatile
Masonite Presdwoods in mind. These unique hardboords
bond well with paint, baked enamel or lacquers, and
develop a handsome color pattern with waxes. They take
and hold wood groin effects created by the silk screen
or the lithograph process. Masonite Presdwoods offer
unusual opportunities for designer and decorator . . .
and their production advantages moke them doubly
welcome in all kinds of products.
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In this attractive living and music room
a distinctive wall treatment has been
achieved with Masonite Presdwood bev-
elled panels applied horizontally and
painted a rich off-white shade. Standard
Presdwood panels also form the pleasing
and harmonious ceiling design.
Here is a really unusual children's room,
specially designed for youngsters. For
utmost durabilityi Tempered Presdwood
is used for cabinets, stair-treads, drawers
and built-in features of the double-deck
bunk. Wall and ceiling panels are
Masonite Presdwood painted white.
S(Mie a^t^ USES e?^
11. Question, Wliat are some of the
main uses of Untempered Freed-
Ansivcr, It is used for interior work,
such as wall and ceiling panels, show-
cases, window backgrounds, drawer
bottoms, for tiie manufacture of toys,
and many industruil uses,
12. Question, Name some advan-
tages over compelitive materials?
Answer, Presdwood has many advan-
tages: — may be bent easily, smooth
surface, readily painted, low cost, and
thinness of material, 3'ct great strength.
13. Question, Can Untempered
Presdwood be used for outside use?
Ansiver, No. Untempered Presdwood
should be used for interior finish only
and in such pLaces where there is no
excessive humidity. It should never be
used in bathrooms, showers, laundries,
etc. In such installations, as well as for
exterior use, Tempered Presdwood is
14. Question, Is Masonile Untem-
pered Presdwood adaptable for store
Answer. Yes, old-fashioned counters,
shelving, etc., can be easily modernized
with the use of Presdwood. Only minor
alterations and framing is necessary
to transform an old-fashioned store
into a modern shop.
15. Question. Wliat are the advan-
tages of Presdwood for flush doors?
Answer, Presdwood has a smooth,
grainless, surface which will take a high-
gloss enamel without danger of the
grain marring the finish as is the case of
many competitive materials. It will not
crack, check, chip, or allow the door to
16. Question, Can ordinary panel
doors be converted into a modern
Answer, First, remove all hardware
from door, (2) scrape or plane off all
paint, fill recesses of door panels with
fibre board securely held and flush with
the stiies and braces. The Masonite
Presdwood panel (which must be
slightly larger than the door) should
be pre-expanded, (3) cover screen side
with waterproof adhesive, place the
panel on the door, press into position
with use of sandbags or other heavy
weights and allow to set for 24 hours,
(4) plane off protruding edges and re-
move sharp edge with sandpaper.
17. Question. Name some of the
many uses for Tempered Presdwood?
Answer, As an exterior finish for store
fronts, buildings, display signs, floors,
counter and table tops, boats, flush
doors, trucks, trailers, kennels, wall
treatments, etc., where a hard surface
is required or excessive moisture or
humidity is present.
18. Question, 1& Tempered Presd- 22. Question. How can scratches be
wood recommended for laboratory removed from Masonite Tempered
labia tops? Presdwood?
Answer. Tempered Presdwood, if treat-
ed with acid-resisting solution, proves
19. QuestioTU What is the acid-
Answer. This treatment consists of two
125 gr. copper sulphate
125 gr. potassium chlorate
1000 gr. water
150 gr. good fresh anilin oil
180 gr. concentrated hydrochloric
1000 gr. water ^ •
Presdwood panels should be free of
grease, paint or any other foreign sub-
stance. Apply two coats of Solution 1,
boiling hot. When dry, apply two coats
of Solution 2, also boiling hot. When
completely dry, wash off excess chemic-
als with hot soapsuds and polish surface
with raw linseed oil. : • ■■ -
20. Question, How often should this
treatment be repeated?
Answer. It is advisable to repeat it
periodically, depending on its use, say
every three to four months.
21. Question. Name some of the
uses of Tempered Presdwood where
the fact that it is grainless is of prime
Answer. Due to the glass-like surface
and the absence of slivers and protrud-
ing fibres, it is particularly adaptable
for display tables and counters for
lingerie, hosiery or any place where
Masonite Tempered Presdwood comes
in contact with sheer fabrics. It is useful
for industrial purposes as sorting tables
to protect employees hands against
Answer. First, remove all wax finishes
with benzine or naphtha, then apply
Masonite Protective Coating — a linseed
oil compound mixed with driers and
fillers. Masonite Protective Coating
should be applied with a rag, allowed
to stand for a few minutes, then polish
with a clean soft cloth or cheesecloth.
This product gives a shiny finish to
Tempered Presdwood and, because it
makes the surface slightly darker,
scratches are less noticeable. It is par-
ticularly recommended for Black Tem-
pered Presdwood. ;
23. Question. Name a few uses for
Black Tempered Presdwood.
Answer. Decorative strips, baseboards,
table, counter, desk, or bar tops, kitchen
cabinet tops or any place where a black
surface is required, and high resistance
to humidity is necessary.
24. Question. Should Black Tem-
pered Presdwood be pre-expanded
Answer. Black Tempered Presdwood
should always be pre-expanded. (See
page 10) .
25. Question, How can Black Tem-
pered Presdwood used as a table or
bar top be kept in good condition?
Answer. Immediately after installation
apply Masonite Protective Coating or
boiled linseed oil to surface. Later, if it
shows any indication of fading, give
entire surface an application of Mason-
ite Penetrating Dye. Before doing so,
make sure to remove any grease, oil or
wax, with naphtha. To remove varnish,
use standard varnish remover.
26. Question, How should vertical 28. Question. Where can ihe uee of
surfaoee be treated to keep in good Maeonite Tempered Flooring be re-
Answer. By rubbing the surface with
boiled linseed oil or wax.
27, Question. Name a few important
uses for Temprtile.
Answer. For bathrooms, shower rooms,
kitchen dados, back of kitchen sinks,
laundry tubs, dados for restaurants
and beauty shops, face of counters,
wails of food markets, etc.
Answer. In dance halls, auditoriums,
oflSces, clubs, schools, departmental
stores and homes.
29. Question^ What are the advan-
tages of Masonite Tempered Flooring
over similar materials?
Answer. Durabihty, ease of repairs, low
cost of up-keep.
HOW TO PRE-EXPAND
At least 24 hours before applying the panels they should
be thoroughly wet on the screen side, using a stiff broom
to brush the water Into the surface. While wet, the
panels should be stacked flot in a pile — screen side to
screen side — and allowed to stand until ready for
application. To avoid staining, use clean water only. In
freezing temperature; pre-expandlng must be done in a
IICllllll^ llAftI BAJI
In the modernized general office illuslrated
above Masonite Presdwood panels were
vertically applied to walls. Aluminum
mouldings were used for joint treatment,
corners and column decoration. Receptive
to a glossy paint or lacquer finish the
Presdwood panels have high reflectivity.
Wear resistant Masonite Tempered Presd-
wood provided the dado treatment in this
office installation. Presdwood was also
used for sides and front of counter and
desks, and Black Tempered Presdwood
for the top. Floor application features
durable Masonite Tempered Flooring.
7^ APPLICATION ^
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30. Question. What should he done
I)efore coiiiineiicing the application
of Masonlte Prcsdwoods?
Answer. The job should be carefully
planned and the size and number of
I)ancls required determined so as to
decide on the framing detail.
31. Question, Is any special framing
Answer. No. Follow ordinary building
practice. Set studs, joists, or furring as
in ordinary frame construction spaced
accurately on 12" or 16" centres. Use
headers back of all joints, chair rails,
etc., except when applied over solid
backing. Shim furring to produce a true
and level surface. Additional framing
may be necessary for special designs or
32. Question. Should all joints rest
on solid hacking?
Ansiver, Yes, in every case.
33. Question. Should Presdwoods
Answer. It is advisable to pre-expand
Presdwoods when installed in places
where excessive humidity is present,
e.g., buildings that are newly com-
pleted. (See page 10) .
34. Question, Should the panels of
Presdwood he placed lightly to-
Answer. If there is excessive moisture
in the building and all panels have
been pre-expanded according to in-
structions (see page 10) the joints can
be fitted closely together. They must
not be forced into position. Pre-expand-
ing will not harm Masonite. The oper-
ation is simple and assures a good
35. Question. Where should the
nailing of panels commence?
Answer. Beginning at or near the centre
of the panel, nail to intermediate sup-
ports first and then edges and ends. All
nails should be driven perpendicular to
36. Question, What kind of nails
should be used?
Answer, Where heads of nails are cover-
ed with mouldings, ly^' box nails
should be used. If heads are to be ex-
posed, use 1%" 16-gauge casing head
37. Question. Should the nails he
Answer, The nails should not be coun-
tersunk, but may be driven home with
the ball of the hammer.
38. Question, What kind of nails
should he used when panels are ex-
posed to weather, or when excessive
moisture is present?
Answer. Copper coated, galvanized or
cadmium plated nails are recommended
for all exterior uses or where boards are
subjected to continuous moisture.
39. Question, How far apart should
nails be spaced?
Answer. Nails should be spaced ap-
proximately 6" apart on intermediate
supports and 4" apart around edges and
40. Question, How far should nails
penetrate the nailing base?
Anstver, Not less than 1".
41. Question. Is toe nailing recom-
Ansiver, Toe nailing is not recom-
mended under any circumstances.
42. Question. Can screws he used?
Ansiver, Screws may be used and spaced
as outlined in answer to question No.
39. If flat-head screws are used thev
should be countersunk.
43. Question, Should Tempered
Presdwood always be applied over
Answer, It is recommended that %"
and 3/16" Tempered Presdwood should
always have a solid backing, but %"
and 5/16" can be placed over strapping
or studding, not over 10" on centres.
44. Question. What tools are re-
quired to cut Tempered Presdwood?
Answer, Ordinary carpenters tools and
small power saws, such as Skilsaw, are
45. Question, What kind of nails are
recommended for application of
Ansiver. If nails are to be left exposed
we recommend IV2" 16-gauge casing
head nails, preferably coated. Where an
excessive amount of moisture is present
or for outside work, it is advisable that
these nails be cadmium plated, galvan-
ized, or copper coated.
46. Question. Why are these nails
Answer, The casing head nail is pre-
ferred to the common finishing nail
because the casing head nail has a fine
point which will penetrate the Tem-
pered Presdwood without breaking the
fibres. The head of a casing head nail
will w^edge itself tightly into the hole
made by the shank of the nail, whereas
the head of the common finishing nail
will bruise and break the fibres of the
board when the head of the nail is driven
flush with the surface. Sketch below
shows importance of proper nailing. •
Casing head nails, specially made for
use in Masonite Presdwood installa-
tions are stocked in our Montreal ware-
house. Prices, samples and detailed in-
formation from any International
Fibre Board Limited, Branch Office or
47, Question, Are nails to be coun-
tersunk in Tempered Presdwood?
Ansiver, Nails should not be counter-
sunk on Tempered Presdwood. A blow
with the ball of the hammer is sufficient
to sink the head of the nail the required
distance below the surface.
48. Question. When should panels
be cemented to base?
Ansi4)er. When applied to any solid
backing such as plaster, concrete, wood,
or wall panels,
49. Question. What should he the
first operation before applying
cement to back of panels?
Answer. Thoroughly' prepare the sur-
face, remove loose wall material and
smooth oiT all projections, patching
same if necessary; remove loose paint
and all wallpaper; thoroughly clean off
all grease, etc., which may effect bond-
ing of the adhesive. It is important that
the wall be true, level and plumb. Care-
fully cut and fit boards prior to applica-
tion and make sure that sufficient brac-
ing or shoring is on hand. (See Question
No. 55) .
50. Question. Should the adhesive
be spread over the entire screen sur-
face of the Presdwood i>anel or just
Answer, The adhesive should be spread
over the entire screen surface of the
panel. Where excessive humidity is
present, special precautions are neces-
sary (see Question Xo. 72).
51. Question. What tool should be
used to spread the adhesive?
Answer, A saw-tooth trowel having
notches approximately Vs" in depth. If
this is not available an ordinary plas-
terer's trowel can be notched and will
be found satisfactory.
52. Question. How should the
Presdwood panel be placed in posi-
Answer. When the panel is first placed
into position it should be done with a
slight circular motion in order to work
the adhesive well into the screen surface
of the board as well as the base to which
it is applied.
53. Question, How long should
shoring or bracing he Left in posi-
Answer. Approximately 12 hours, or at
54. Question, What adhesives have
been found most satisfactory?
Answer, Masonite Presdstik has been
developed for the purpose. Alternative-
ly any high grade waterproof linoleum
cement mav be used.
55. Question, When installing
Masonite Tempered Presdwood to
the walls of a bathroom, laundry or
factory, where excessive humidity is
present or exposed to weather, what
is the first precaution to take?
Answer. It is imperative that the
board be pre-expanded,
56. Question. Can adhesive cement
he applied over a wet or damp sur-
Anstver. No. The base to which the
panel is to be applied as well as the
screen side of Presdwood must be dry.
57. Question. When the screen side
has been soaked ^^ith water for pre-
expanding, will it not leave a wet sur-
face for the adhesive?
Answer, No. Under normal conditions,
24 hours is sufficient time to allow for
the evaporation of water, leaving the
screen side dry.
Construction plans of this automobile sales-
room and service station specified 3/16"
Tempered Presdwood ior all eicterior sur-
faces. The Masonite Tempered Presdwood
panels were applied to strapping over
brick and painted. Wood strips painted
red provided a suitable joint treatment.
This strikingly modern black and silver
store front features an application of
Masonite Tempered Presdwood with a
metal moulding joint treatment. The 24" x
24" blocks have a baked glossy finish tho'
adds distinctive appearance and assure
years of trouble-free service.
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58. Question* How can the joints of
Presdwood panels be treated?
Answer, Edges may be bevelled to em-
phasize the joint. Panel effects can be
obtained by covering the joint with
narrow strips of Presdwood in various
widths superimposing one upon the
other, 01' by using wood, metal or
plastic mouldings. Metal mouldings are
also extensively used for decorative
59. Question, Is it necessary to
waterproof the joints of Presdwood?
Ansiver. No. Because Presdwood
should never be used in places where
the humidity is so great that water-
proofing the joints is necessary.
60. Question, Is it possible to make
a flush joint to obtain a smooth and
Answer, It is difficult to make a satis-
factory flush joint and is not ordinarily
recommended. (See Question No. 73).
61. Questions, Should panels be
butted tight as joints?
Answer, No. Just bring panels to mod-
erate contact. Do not spring or force
into place. •
62. Question, How can joints be
Answer, Edges of board may be butted,
bevelled to form a V-joint, or metal,
plastic, Presdwood or wood moulding
may be used to cover the joint. (See
Questions Nos. 72, 73, 82 for method of
joint treatment) .
63. Question, What is the best
method for bevelling edges?
Answer, For Presdwoods use an ordi-
nary carpenter's plane, sand paper
block, power saw or special bevelling
tool (New Stanley Nos. 193A, 194 and
64. Question. How should exterior
angles he treated?
Answer. The four usual methods are
(1) Mitre corner
(2) Metal corner
(3) Wood corner
(4) Plastic corners
65. Question, How can interior
angles be treated?
Answer, There are two methods^ one is
to use metal, wood or plastic moulding
and the other is to butt one panel
against the other. Before butting the
panel against the corner, make sure
that the edge of the panel conforms to
the irregularity of the wall line. This
can be done with a drawing compass,
dividers, or scribing tool.
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66. Question, Is Tempered Presd-
wood recommeaded for outside use?
Ansuer. For outside use Tempered
Presdwood is recommended.
67. Question. How should a wall be
prepared to receive Tempered
Presdwood for outside application?
Answer, When %" or 3/16" Tempered
Presdwood is used, solid backing must
be provided and the panels must be
secured to the backing with waterproof
cement as described in Questions Nos.
50 and 51, then properly nailed as in
Questions No. 38, 39 and 40. When the
panels are y^" or 5/16" thick they can
be applied direct to strapping or
studding, using waterproof cement on
studs, and nailing. The edges should
be protected with grey caulking com-
pound (see Question No. 72) .
68- Question, What is the most im-
portant factor when Tempered
Presdwood Is lo be used for exterior
Answer, Make sure that the board has
been properly pre-expanded, as describ-
ed on page 10.
69. Question, Should panels be fit-
led before or after pre-expanding?
Answer, It is advisable to cut panels
to conform with the design and do all
necessary fitting after the panels have
70. Question, How should the panels
Answer, After fitting the panels, spread
the adhesive over the entire screen
surface of the board with a saw tooth
trowel. (See Questions No. 50 and 51)
squeeze the panels in place, nail the
panels in place, nail the panels where-
ever possible, or use bracing or shoring.
71. Question, How can the joints be
Answer, Joints for outside use could
be treated with a bevel edge, flush
joint, or metal mouldings.
72. Question, How can a bevelled
joint be made waterproof?
Answer, By buttering the edge of the
screen side with grey caulking com-
pound after the adhesive has been
placed over the entire screen surface.
The grey caulking compound only
needs to extend from l^" to %" over
the edge of the screen side. Sufiicient
caulking compound should be used so
that the compound will ooze through
the joints when the panels are in posi-
tion; this excess is wiped off with a rag.
73. Question, How should a flush
joint be treated?
Answer, It is advisable to leave the
panels approximately Vs" apart. The
face of the panel has to be rabetted
1/16" deep and %" from the edge,
making a recess of 1/16" x iV^", when
the two panels are placed side by side
with the %" space in between. The
panels should be securely nailed in the
recess, using galvanized 1^" box nails.
The recess should be filled with Swedish
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82. Question, How should joints be
treated with metal mouldings for
Answer, The slot of the metal mould-
ing must be filled with grey caulking
compound. As in most store front work,
panels are fairly small, it is advisable
not to nail the Masonite Tempered
Presdwood panels to the base, but de-
pend entirely on the metal mouldings,
and the glue to hold them in place,
thereby providing easy removal when
the panels have to be repainted.
83. Question, Can Tempered Presd-
wood be left in natural condition
when used for exterior work?
Anstver, It is not recommended to
leave Masonite Tempered Presdwood
in its natural condition when exposed
to the elements. It should be painted,
varnished, lacquered or enamelled.
84. Question, Why is it recom-
mended to paint Masonite Tempered
Presdwood when used for exterior
Answer, Because it is a wood product
and should be protected and treated
7<& APPLICATION ^
85. Question, Should Temprlile be advisable that the nails be galvanized
pre-expanded before application? or cadmium plated.
Answer^ Yes — (See page 10).
86. Question, How should Temprtile
Anstcer* By using an approved mastic
or cement also nailing. (See Questions
No. 48 to 57 also 88).
87. Question, What kind of nails
should be used?
Answer, When nails are exposed, 1%"
16-gauge casing head nails are recom-
mended. It is also advisable to have
the nails cement or resin coated, as this
will increase the holding power. Where
excessive humidity is present, it is
88. Question, Where should nails he
driven when applying Temprtile?
Should they be countersunk?
Ansiver, Nails should be driven vertic-
ally into the intersection of score lines,
using a nail set to drive the head of
the nails flush with the bottom of the
groove. The nails should not be counter-
89. Question, Should, the joints be
Answer, Yes, all joints in Temprtile
should be made waterproof where there
is an excessive amount of moisture such
as in showers, steam rooms, etc.
In this eif iciently planned, streamlined
kitchen Masonite Presdwood Temprtile pro-
vides a most attractive finish for the lower
walls- The upper walls and ceiling feature
Tempered Presdwood panels with high
gloss enamel finish. Black Tempered
Presdwood is used for table top and sink.
Modern styling in this spacious bath-room
centres around a bath recess of colorful,
tile-like Masonite Presdwood Temprtile
with white score lines. Convenient flank-
ing shelves and upper walls utilize Tem-
pered Presdwood panels painted white
and trimmed with aluminum mouldings.
90. Question, How can this be done?
Answer^ By buttering the edge of the
screen side with grey caulking com-
pound so that when pressed into posi-
tion the caulking compound will ex-
trude through the joint and the excess
can be wiped off with a clean rag.
91. Question, How should metal or
plastic mouldings be installed to be
Ansiver, When slotted metal or plastic
mouldings are used, before inserting
the Masonite Presdwood Temprtile in-
to the slot the slot should be filled with
grey caulking compound. The surplus
should be wiped off.
92. Question. Is it always necessary
to install metal mouldings as refer-
red to in Question No. 91?
Answer, No, it is not necessary to use
grey caulking compound every time
metal or plastic mouldings are used —
only where excessive humidity or water
93. Question, How and where should
adhesive be applied?
Answer. It is advisable to use adhesive
wherever possible. Adhesive should be
applied to the screen side of the panel
using a saw tooth trowel as referred to
in Question No. 51.
94. Question, Temprtile is sold in
large sheets. How should it be cut
to best advantage?
Answer, Cut the largest sections re-
quired first, the surplus pieces can be
used on the wall where there is a
window. This is advisable because that
wall is more or less in the shadow and
the joints will be less noticeable.
95. Question, How should you pro-
ceed with the installation of Mason-
ite Presdwood Temprtile?
Answer, First, establish the high point
of the floor, as very seldom floors are
found to be level. From that high point,
measure the height of the dado in
accordance with the design, which may
varv from 3' to 4'. From that point
establish a horizontal line with a level
around the room.
96. Question. Can the work be laid
out by taking any line parallel to the
Ansiver. This should not be done with-
out ascertaining that the floor is level,
which is seldom the case.
97. Question, In an old building,
is it advisable to remove the base
board and place Masonite Presd-
wood Temprtile behind the base?
Ansiver. In most cases in old buildings,
the wood trim is completely dried out,
with the result that it is very brittle
and almost impossible to remove with-
out splitting and breaking the trim.
Therefore, it is advisable to fit the
Masonite Presdwood Temprtile to the
top of the base.
98. Question, Masonite Presdwood
Temprtile has been installed and the
panels are badly buckled. What was
Answer, The base to which the Mason-
ite Presdwood Temprtile was applied
has warped, or the applicator neglected
to pre-expand the Temprtile before
99. Question. How can this job, as
referred to in Question No. 98 be
Answer. Punch the nails through the
Masonite Presd^yood Temprtile with
your nail set and remove the panels. If
the panels have been glued, it may be
necessary to insert putty knife or a
wide .chisel between the base and the
Temprtile to break the bond. Remove
all foreign material from the screen side
of the Temprtile. Scrub the screen side
with clean water, placing panels screen
to screen with a film of water in be-
tween, from 12 to 24 hours. Then re-fit
and re-install panels. Before re-install-
ing panels make sure base is true, level
and plumb, shim.ming if necessary.
100. Question. Are any special tools
required to cut Masonite Temprtile?
Answer. Ordinary carpenters tools such
as a fine tooth saw and plane are the
only tools required to cut and fit
Masonite Presdwood Temprtile.
101. Question. How should Mason-
ite Presdwood Temprtile be cut to
conceal joints between panels*
Answer. Panels should never be cut
through the centre of the groove or
score line but close to the score line
on either sidd, depending on the posi-
tion of the score line on the adjoining
panel, then with the use of a plane,
bring cut to a feather edge. This
method will ensure a clean and almost
imperceptible joint. Correct methods of
sawing the panel are clearly shown In
the sketches below. Cut Masonite
Presdwood Temprtile with a fine tooth
saw. Always cut it on the face or the
right side of the panel. Do not drag the
saw on the upward stroke.
SHADED SECTION TO BE CUT TO FEATHER
EDGE WITH HAND PLANE
One of the miracles of modem industry is that new ways are always
being found to make better products at lower cost. This helps explain
the rapidly increasing use of Masonite Presdwoods by manufacturers
everywhere. Whether you use it by itself, or fabricate it in combina-
tion with other materials, you'll find this "Wonder Wood of a
Thousand Uses" on efficient, economical and versatile performer.
You probably have many uses for a wood fibre hordboord that
combines greaf strength with iigh^ weight Presdwoods ore inexpen-
sive, easy to work, stands up under constant use and efficiently re-
places other materials. Grcdnless, knotless, smooth, Presdwoods resist
moisture, and will not split, check or crack when properly oppHed.
P<lCHti«tf AND ^mUActta
102. Question, Is special paint re-
quired to finish Presdwood?
Answer^ Most paint manufacturers
have specially prepared primers and
sealers for Masonite Presdwoods for
inside and outside use. Apply one coat
of the recommended sealer. This may
be applied with a brush or spray. Allow
the surface to dry, then sandpaper
lightly and finish with two coats of
high-grade inside or outside paint.
103. Question, Can Masonite Presd-
wood be finished in the natural con-
Answer, Masonite can be left in its
natural finish with the use of two coats
104. Question, How should this
varnish be applied?
Anstcer, A high-grade varnish should
be used. The varnish should be ap-
plied in two coats, the first coat should
be reduced with 20% turpentine and
the second coat should be applied
without being reduced.
105. Question, Is there any differ-
ent procedure when painting Ma-
sonite Tempered Presdwood for out-
Anaicer, Use the proper sealer recom-
mended for outside application and
finish with two coats of high-grade
outside prepared paint. This will give
a very satisfactory job.
106. Question, Can lacquer or Duco
be used satisfactorily with Presd-
Anstver, Lacquer or Duco will give a
high-gloss and durable finish to Presd-
wood. It is understood, of course, that
with lacquer or Duco, the proper
under-coating should be used.
107. Question, Can Masonite Presd-
wood Temprtile be used in showers,
or steamrooms without the protec-
tion of paint?
Answer, No. As Masonite Presdwood
Temprtile is a wood product, it re-
quires a protective coating of varnish,
paint, enamel, Duco or lacquer, to
withstand the excessive amount of
water and to give lasting service.
108. Question, What methods are
recommended to stripe Masonite
Answer, The two most common
methods are: '
(1) The use of a striping brush. This
brush has specially long bristles that
stay in the score lines.
(2) The use of a Beugler Striping
Tool. This consists of a cylinder with
a piston which presses the striping
paint against a small wheel as it is
guided along the score line.
109. Question, If surfaces of Ma-
sonite Presdwood have been painted^
is it possible to use lacquer or Duco
over these surfaces when
ing? Or vice versa?
The simple appeal of this Masonite Presdwood occa-
sional table has won it many friends. Built in three
parts and lacquered in contrasting color-tones, the
table is shipped flat and easily assembled by user.
The cabinet of this nationally known radio-phonograph
is open to display the interior construction of Masonite
Presdwood. These sturdy boards lend themselves to
speedy and economical quantity production methods.
The ice refrigercrtor p:
entirely from Masonit
baked finishes possil
result in glowing bet
Masonite Tempered Presdwood, in the 1/8" tl
appUed over wood framing, was used for i
every surface of this modern stream lined desk,
ing the top, drawer fronts, drawer bottoms and c
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I above is fabricated almost
sdwoods. The glass-smooth,
'th these versatile products
rad non-chipping durability.
Precision die-cutting and punch press operations possible in the
fabrication of Presdwoods permit minimum.-cost quantity produc-
tion of a variety of intricate shapes and pieces. Shown here are
typical small parts which have been fabricated from various
Masonite Presdwoods — the tough, smooth, grainless hardboaids.
FOR THE PRODUCT DESIGNER
In furniture, table tops, display counters, cabinets, kitchen, bath-
room and office equipment — in thousands of products — Masonite
Presdwoods offer you extra quality, strength, beauty, salability.
' : : ■ :.' _
Answer. If the surface has been
painted, it will be necessary to remove
all paint before applying lacquer or
Duco as the vehicle of these products
act as a paint remover. If the surface
has already been treated with Duco
or lacquer it Is possible to apply ordi-
nary standard paint without removing
either Duco or lacquer. It is necessary,
however, to rub the surface of Mason-
ite Presdwood Temprtile with sand-
paper or steel wool so as to cut the
high-gloss finish and give a better ad-
hering surface for the paint.
"RecotMHMded SURFACE SEALERS
Benjamin Moore & Co. Ltd
Canadian Industries Ltd
Canada Paint Co. Ltd
Hobbs Glass Ltd —
Imperial Varnish Co. Ltd.
International Fibre Board Limited
Martin Senour Co. Ltd.
Murphy Paint Co. Limited
Ottawa Paint Works Ltd^
Pratt & Lambert „.
Ueardon Company Ltd
Scarfe & Co. Ltd.
Thorp-Hambrock Co. Limited
Primer and Sealer
No. 44 Sealer
6-1 Wall Primer
- Masonite Primer
, No. 4714 Sealer
* Primer Sealer
. No. 83 Sealer
. Modex Casein Paint
No primer required
. No. 4430 Primer
Sun Proof Primer
No. 4714 Sealer
P.L. No. 305
No. 4430 Primer
Thorham Sure-Grip Thorham Cele-Rite
Primer Exterior Undercoater
110. Que&iioiu How many methods
are there of bending Masonite Presd-
Answer. Three. Masonite Presdwoods
can be bent dry, wet, and wet with heat.
111. Question, Can Black Temper-
ed Masonite be bent as easily as
Answer. Black Tempered Presdwood
will not bend as readily as Tempered
Presdwood and therefore can not be
bent to as small a radius as is pre-
scribed for Tempered Presdwood.
112. Question. Explain the differ-
ent methods of bending Masonite
Answer. If bending Masonite Tem-
pered or Untempered Presdwood over
a form which has a radius of approxi-
mately 18", it is not necessary to wet
the board. Nail the edge of the panel
securely in place and slowly bring the
Masonite Presdwood into position
against the wood framing.
If a 12" radius is required, the Tem-
pered or Untempered Presdwood
should be completely immersed in a
tank of water for 24 hours. The board
should be bent over a form of slightly
smaller radius than required and
clamped in that position until dry.
When the clamps are removed the
board will have a permanent set, the
spring-back will be slight.
For a radius of 3" to 6", it is advisable
to apply heat to the wet board while
bending. The panel should be thor-
oughly wet as instructed in previous
paragraph. The heat is then applied
with the use of a sheet of galvanized
iron placed over the Presdwood, both
Presdwood and galvanized iron being
clamped to the frame at one end.
Move the flame of the blow torch
against the galvanized iron, while
gradually bringing the galvanized iron
and the Presdwood over the form. In
this manner, the heat of the flame will
pass through the galvanized iron to
the Presdwood, soften the lignin of the
fibres, thereby making the board more
flexible. When the curvature has been
completed, clamp the Presdwood and
galvanized iron in position until dry.
If steam pipes are available with which
to heat the form, the blow torch is
113. Question. How long should
Masonite Presdwood be left on the
Answer. To have a permanent set it
should be left until perfectly dry. This
will take an average of twelve hours.
114. Question, Can anything be
done to accelerate the drying time?
Answer. Yes, if artificial heat is avail-
able, the drying time can be reduced
115. Question. If no tank is avail-
able, in which to submerge the board
for soaking prior to bending, vhat
other method can be used?
Anstcer, In this case, the best method
is to scrub the screen side with water,
place burlap sacks, soaked with water,
over the screen side, and keep these
sacks soaked with water for a period
of 24 hours or more.
116. Question, Why is the water al-
ways applied to the screen side only?
Answer, The screen side has broken
fibres leaving a more porous surface
than the smooth glass-like face of the
117, Question, Is the surface of the
panel injured in the bending pro-
Answer. If care is taken in bending
the board, by applying the heat pro-
perly or by not forcing it over the form
too quickly, the surface will not be
broken or cracked.
118. Question, Will the bent surface
of Masonite Presdwood take paint as
readily as the flat surface?
Answer, As the surface has not been
injured, there is no noticeable differ-
ence in the paint absorption between
the flat and bent surfaces.
USE THE RIGHT BOARD
FOR THE RIGHT JOB
^«^V MASONITE Pxoducu, Si^.etc.
*M" 4 x 3 and 4 s 4
y^' 4 s 6, 4 X 8, 4 X 10, 4 X 12, 4 X 16
•S/ie" 4 X 3 and 4 s 4
3/16" 4 X 6, 4 X 8, 4 X 10, 4 X 12. 4 X 16
V 4 X 8 and 4 x 16
5/16" 4 X 8and4x 16
Black Tempered Presdwood
3/^" 4 X 8 and 4 X 16 only
3/16*4 X 8 and 4 X 16 only
i" 4 X 8 and 4 X 16 only
5/16" 4 X Sand 4 X 16 only
H" 4 s 8 and 4 X 16 only
3/16" 4 s 8 and 4 X 16 only
Sold in packages of 15 sheets only.
3/16" Size llfx£3j"only
3/16" Size 231" x 47" only
*H* 4 s 3 and 4 X 4
J^' 4 X 6, 4 X 8, 4 X 10, 4 X 12, 4 X 16
*3/16" 4 X 3 and 4 X 4
3/16" 4 X 6, 4 X 8, 4 X 10, 4 X 12, 4 X 16
J' 4 X 8 and 4 s 16
5/16" 4 X 8 and 4 X 16
♦The 4x3 ii\z,Q available when in stoct.
Attractive, durable and economical Mason-
ite Tempered Flooring will give years of
sortisfactory service. Made in two standard
sizes which permit several alternative pat-
tern arrangements, Masonite Tempered
Flooring is the same steel-strong product
as time-tested Tempered Presdwood.
The recreation room shown below^ features
a Masonite Tempered Flooring installation.
Tempered for hardness it meets the de-
mand for distinctive beauty, long life, low-
cost and easy maintenance. Tempered
Flooring is visible evidence of quality,
utility and modern streamlined efficiency.
119. Question. Where can the use
of Masonite Tempered Flooring be
Answer, In dance halls, auditoriums,
offices, clubs, schools, departmental
stores and homes. It is not recom-
mended as floor covering in bathrooms,
washrooms or kitchens.
120< Question, What are the advan-
tages of Masonite Tempered Floor-
ing over similar materials?
Anstcer, Ease of installation and re-
pairs, low cost of up-keep, durability.
121. Question, Can Masonite Tem-
pered Flooring be placed over any
kind of sub-base?
Answer. It can be installed over a
wood or concrete base. The wood base
or sub-flooring is the easiest over
which Masonite Tempered Flooring
can be applied, and is highly recom-
mended. The wood sub-base must be
free from paint, varnish, grease or
other foreign substances. The sub-
floor must be level. For application
over concrete write for detailed speci-
122. Question. How can a worn-out
sub-floor be levelled and prepared
to receive Masonite Tempered Floor-
Answer, Sand the sub-floor smooth.
Replace the worn-out sections or level
with Braco Mastic.
123. Question, What is Braco
Answer, Braco Mastic consists of 1
part asbestos fibres mixed with 2%
parts shaper sand, water to dampen
and 2 parts Braco Cl3 HPC. Mix to
uniform color and spread with a steel
trowel. Allow to stand for 12 hours.
See facing page.
124. Question. How should Mason-
ite Tempered Flooring be applied?
Anstver. The flooring tile can be
cemented to the sub-base, nailed or a
combination of glueing and nails may
125. Question, Which is the most
practical method of installing
Masonite Tempered Flooring?
Answer, The most widely used method
is a combination of adhesive and nails.
The adhesive recommended is Mason-
ite cement, Wolverine Cement or other
equally approved product. Spread the
adhesive over the sub-base with a
saw-tooth trowel, place the Masonite
Tempered Flooring in position and
place six nails in each tile, 11%" x
23%", one nail at each corner and one
in the centre of each long edge. The
nails should be placed about 1%" from
the edges of the tile. Do not counter-
sink the nails but drive the nail home
with the ball of the hammer. Use 1^/4"
to IV2" casing head, 15 or 16-gauge
126. Question, How should Mason-
ite Tempered Flooring be installed
using adhesive only?
No- 1 Spread adhesive on sub-floor, using saw-
too;h troweh '
No, 3 Immediately the tile has been set in mastic,
drive one nail securely into each corner and
one midway of each long edge about 1-|"
No. 5 Surfaces that are too worn in spots to sand
or level must be cut out and replaced, or
levelled with Braco mastic.
No- 2 Firmly embed tile in mastic. Do not slide into
No. 4 See that all tiles are in proper alignment
and squared from centre of room.
How to mix BRACO Mastic for filling
up low spots (see illustration No. 5)
• Mix 1 part of asbestos fibres thoroughly with 2-|
parts of clean, sharp sand, then add sufficient water
to dampen. Add 2 parts of Braco C-13-HPC and mix
mass lo uniform color. Sprinkle spots on floor to be
treated with clean water and spread mastic "with
steel troweL Screed the surface with a straight edge
so as to level the mastic with surrounding floor. Dust
the treated surface, while wet, with Portland Cement,
and lightly rub the cement into the mastic with a
steel troweL The cement will help to harden the
Braco coating. Allow the Braco Mastic to set lor 12
hours before applying the MfiSONITE Flooring.
Answer, Spread the adhesive over the
sub-floor using a saw tooth trowel.
Place the flooring tile in position and
hold them until the glue is set, using
small blocks and finishing nails at each
corner of the blocks. After 24 hours
remove the nails and blocks.
127. Question. How should Mason-
ite Tempered Flooring be installed
using nails only?
Answer, Place the flooring tiles in
position and drive 28 casing head nails
1^4" to 1%" Jong, 16-gauge in each
tile. Seven along the 2 long edges IV2"
from the edge about sy^' apart and 2
rows of nails parallel to the long edge
about 3" away from the rows along the
edges. Drive the nails home with the
ball of the hammer but do not counter-
sink the nails.
128. Question, Should Masonite
Tempered Flooring be pre-
Answer, It is not only advisable but
necessary to pre-expand Tempered
Flooring. The only exception is in old
homes where the sub-floor is very dry
lumber, the rooms are small, and no
dampness is present in the building.
129. Question, How should Mason-
ite Tempered Flooring be pre-
Answer, Scrub the screen side of the
tiles with clear water or dip the tiles
for a few seconds in a basin or tub of
clean water. Stack them on a level
surface screen to screen with the film
of water between them for at least 24
hours. (See detailed instructions on
page 10) .
130. Question, How should the
Masonite Tempered Flooring be
finished after it haa been installed?
Answer, As soon as the floor has been
laid, all surface dust must be removed
and a generous coating of hard wax
applied and then polish. (Do not use
liquid wax) . An electrical polisher, if
available, is recommended.
131. Question. How should Mason-
ite Tempered Flooring be main-
Answer, The upkeep of Masonite
Tempered Flooring Is very simple. Do
not scrub Masonite Tempered Flooring
—just a damp mopping of the surface
and a light wiping is all that is neces-
sary. If the floor has become very
dirty, a neutral soap should be used
when mopping. In any case, flooding
the floor must be avoided. Masonite
Tempered Floors should be finished by
waxing and polishing as often as neces-
sary and always after cleaning with
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CONCRETE FORM 'P%e^d6(Mcd
132. Question. Name a few advan-
tages of Masonite Concrete Forni
Presdwood over other materials?
Ansicer. Masonite Concrete Form
Presdwood offers the advantage of a
smoother surface to the concrete. It
reduces the cost of forming. Minimizes
the loss in lumber which would or-
dinarily be completely spoiled by the
contact with concrete. It gives more
re-uses than other material on the
market, hence reduces cost of concrete
form work. It helps to reduce the ratio
of water, therefore increasing th e
strength of the concrete. It helps to
thoroughly and completely hydrate the
133. Question. Is ihe bending of
Masonite Concrete Form Presdwood
of great advantage in concrete form
Answer, It is used to great advantage
in concrete forms because reasonably
small curves may be obtamed at far
less cost than they can be obtained
with other materials.
134. Question, Why is it important
to expand the Masonite Concrete
Form Presdwood before installa-
Answer. It is important that the
Concrete Form Presdwood be fully ex-
panded before being placed in the
forms or on the slab, as it necessary
to butt the panels tightly in order to
avoid fins which necessitate a lot of
labour to remove. If the panels were
not expanded fully before using, they
would expand while concrete is being
poured, cause undulations and make
an unsightlv finish.
135. Qtiestion. When should Con-
crete Form Presdwood he greased?
Ansiver, Masonite Concrete Form
Presdwood panels should he greased as
soon as they have been placed in the
forms of the walls, columns, or beams.
The deck should be mopped with a
special grease just as soon as the panels
have been installed.
136. Question. What kind of grease
shouhl he used?
Answer, Aluminum stearate wiping
grease obtainable from International
Fibre Board Limited.
137. Question. How should the
wiping grease be applied to Masonite
Concrete Form Presdwood?
Ansiver. By dipping the waste into
the grease, squeeze it out gently and
mopping the surface of the Masonite
Concrete Form Presdwood. ■Make sure
that the entire surface of the Masonite
Concrete Form Presdwood has been
thoroughly coated with wiping grease.
138. Question, What are the im-
portant factors to watch in order to
ensure a good job by using Masonite
Concrete Form Presdwood?
Ansiver, The success obtainable with
the usL^ of ]Masonite Concrete Form
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Presdwood depends upon several things
— the quality of the concrete — the
amount of puddling the concrete has
been given at the time it was placed
in the form — the proper ratio of water,
as too much water will cause a honey-
comb appearance, dusty and weak con-
139. Question, How to avoid ridg-
Ansicer. By proper bracing of forms
to prevent spreading of form lumber
when concrete is poured in place.
Never allow concrete to drop more
than S' without using chutes,
140. Question* Wliat is meant by a
Ansiver. A honey-comb appearance is
minute air holes that are present on
the underside of the slab or on the face
of the walls, columns, and beams when
the forms are removed.
141. Question. How can a honev-
coinlj appearance be avoided?
Ansicer. Bv reducing the amount of
water, by proper puddling when the
concrete is placed in the forms or by
using a vibrator.
142. Question. What care should be
taken when stripping the forms?
Anstcer. The props should be gradu-
ally removed and the panels should be
brought down gently. Often the
labourers will use unnecessary force
and drop large sections to the floor
beloAv, with the result that breakage
occurs to the Masonite Concrete Form
PresdAvood panels, and the edges are
badly damaged. This necessitates re-
moving the damaged edges with a
power saw. making the panels that
much smaller and increasing waste. As
soon as panels are removed, immedi-
ately pull out the nails by driving them
back through the face of the board.
Do not pull the nail heads through the
board, as this method causes breakage
and enlarges the holes.
143* Question. Is it necessary to
expand the board again before re-
Anstcer, If the forms which have been
removed are going to be used again
on another slab in the same building,
it is not necessary to re-expand the
144. Question. Should the board be
cleaned I)efore re-using?
Ansicer. As there is always a slight
amount of dust which will adhere and
form on the surface of the board when
it has been removed, it is necessary to
remove this dust and dirt with a fibre
145. Question, How often should
the boards be greased?
Answer. ^lasonite Concrete Form
Presdwood should be greased every
time it is used, even though used on
the same job. from slab to slab. After
the dust has been removed and the
boards have been placed in position,
immediately grease in the same manner
as described in Question No. 137.
146. Question, When the job is
completed what care should be taken
of the Ma&onite Concrete Form
Ansicer. Ail the dirt and dust should
be removed. The panels should be
stacked on end, 1" apart, to allow the
air to circulate, for 24 to 48 hours,
then piled away neatly in a warehouse
for further use.
147. Question, What is the weigbt
of a cubic foot of concrete?
Ansiver. The weight of a cubic foot of
concrete is approximately 150 lbs.
148. Question. What should be the
spacing of supports for Masonite
Concrete Form Presdwood?
Ansicer, The spacing of supports for
Concrete Form Presdwood depends en-
tirely on the load or the weight of the
concrete that they have to carry.
149. Question, Has the thickness of
the wall any bearing on the lateral
pressure of the concrete against the
Answer, The thickness of the wall has
no bearing, whatsoever, on the lateral
pressure, e.g., whether the wall is one
foot or four feet, the pressure is the
same, providing the height of the pour
is the same.
150. Question, What is the purpose
of the deflection and span charts
shown on pages 34 and 35 and how
are they used?
Answer, To give maximum spacing
between supports, using i/4" and 5/16"
Masonite Concrete Form Presdwood.
151. Question, How is the chart used
to determine spacing of an 8" con-
crete slab using 1/4" Masonite Con-
crete Form Presdwood?
Answer, The weight of concrete 8"
thick is 100 lbs. plus a working load
of 75 lbs., making a total weight of
175 lbs. which the ^^" board has to
carry. At the right band side of the
chart locate the figure 175, follow the
curve to the left until it meets the
span line; from the deflection line move
in a horizontal line to the left hand
side of the chart, here you will read 8,
this gives you in inches the spacing
that may be safely allowed between
the boards that support the Y^" Con-
crete Form Presdwood.
152. Question, If using 5/16" Con-
crete Form Presdwood for the same
problem as Question No. 151, what
would be the spacing between the
Answer, Using the chart in the same
manner the spacing between supports
would be 10%".
153. Question, How should 3/16"
Concrete Form Presdwood he used?
Answer, 3/16" should always be used
against a solid backing whether for
slabs, walls, columns or beams,
154. Question, If the wrong kind of
oil or wiping grease has been used
what effect may it have on the con-
Answer, It may cause a dusty surface.
155. Question, Is this dusty surface
injurious to the concrete?
Anstver, In most cases it has no effect
on the strength of the concrete. It
necessitates the removal of the dust
if the exposed surface is to be painted.
156. Question, How can the dusty
surface be treated to receive paint?
Answer, When a dusty surface is pre-
sent, scrub the surface with clear
water, or apply a solution consisting
of 2% lbs. of Magnesium fluosilicate
to one gallon of water. The latter
method will not only remove the dust
but will help harden the surface.
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satisfaction. Durable, easy to bend and simple to clean, the wide
range of modem designs comprise shapes for use with Presd-
woods, plywood, tile-board, linoleum and other types of wall and
floor coverings. The rich, high-quality appearance of International
Aluminum Trims have a definite place and purpose in achieving
modern interior and exterior decoration at moderate cost.
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Modern to the minute this shoe store re-
flects style smartness, distinction, high
quality and good taste. The large panels
ol Masonite Presdwood, bent to form
sweeping curves and painted an off-white,
provide an excellent interior finish and
pleasing background for the merchandise.
This Masonite Tempered Presdwood in-
stallcrtion in a food market demonstrates
but one of many attractive effects achieved
with this versatile product. The gleaming
white glass-smooth walls and ceihng
furnish an appropriate and sanitary in-
terior finish that is easy to keep clean*
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Animal Breeding Houses
Outboard Motor Boats
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Hay Feeding Barns
Meat Curing Houses
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Buildings — Continued.
Built-in Window Seats
Cabinets — Continued
Cattle Sheds '
Cedar Closet Lining
Chest of Drawers
Concrete Form Lumber
Concrete Post Moulds
County Fair Buildings
Dairy Barn Equipment
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Fireplace Wood Baskets
Floats for Parades
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Milk & Package
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New Tile Walls
Panels — Continued
Portable Store Houses
Print Shop Equipment
Range Feed Boxes
Roughage Feed Racka
Sand Play Boxes
Self-Feeding Com Cribs
Shoe Shine Units
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Wood Bench Tops
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BLACK TEMPERED PRESDWOOD
CONCRETE FORM PRESDWOOD
NATIONAL FIBRE BOAIU> LIMITED, GATDVEAU, <;
Branch Offices: 1624 St. Catherine Street West, Montreal, Quebec
418 Bloor Boilding, 57 Bloor Street We&t, Toronto, Ontario
DANFORTH WALLBOARD & INSULATION LTD.
25 Dawes Road Toronto, Ontario
Telephones: GR. 2724 - OX. 3770
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